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United Expanding International Network This Year

The new flights will service several countries, including Morocco, the Philippines, and Colombia.

A United 767-300 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

United Airlines will expand flights across the globe this year, adding new routes and additional service to a handful of destinations. 

The airline on Thursday announced it would add new flights to Morocco, the Philippines, Japan, and Colombia. United will also operate more flights to China, South Korea and Portugal. 

“We have consistently been ahead of the curve in finding hidden gem destinations for our customers to explore and remain committed to providing the most unique slate of travel options for their adventures abroad,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s Senior Vice President of Global Network Planning and Alliances, in a news release. 

United will launch flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to Marrakech beginning Oct. 24. The nonstop flights will be operated three times a week on a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. 

The airline will begin operating daily nonstop flights on July 31 from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport to Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Lapu-Lapu, Philippines. The flight will be operated by a Boeing 737-800. 

In addition, United will fly nonstop to Medellin, Colombia for the first time. The daily nonstop flights will depart from George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston beginning Oct. 27 on a Boeing 737 aircraft. 

Other new flights:

  • Shanghai to Los Angeles four times weekly beginning Aug. 29 before expanding to daily service in October 
  • Additional daily flights from Los Angeles to Hong Kong on Oct. 26
  • Additional daily flights from San Francisco to Seoul on Oct. 25
  • New route between Tokyo and Guam beginning in May 
  • Additional daily flights from Newark to Porto, Portugal beginning May 23 
Brinley Hineman


  • Brinley Hineman

    Brinley Hineman covers general assignment news. She previously worked for the USA TODAY Network, Newsday and The Messenger. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and is from West Virginia. She lives in Brooklyn with her poodle Franklin.

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